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Old 6th May 2024, 12:36
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What was agreed re pay rises over the next 2-3 years? Is it correct there are biannual increases? If anyone is willing to share the % Iíd be much obliged.

Whatís the general consensus on pay at BA now Virgin and EasyJet have secured such a significant increase?
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Old 6th May 2024, 18:52
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If you work on 2.5% per year until January 2027 you won’t be too far wrong.
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Old 8th May 2024, 19:57
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What are shorthaul rosters like? Are they fixed pattern days on and off or random each month?
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Old 8th May 2024, 20:17
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Originally Posted by Kibathepilot
What are shorthaul rosters like? Are they fixed pattern days on and off or random each month?
This HAS to be a troll.

(If not, I truly despair. Read the thread. Use the search function. This has been discussed multiple times recently, let alone countless times over the history of this thread)
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Old 9th May 2024, 00:25
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Originally Posted by Busdriver01
This HAS to be a troll.

(If not, I truly despair. Read the thread. Use the search function. This has been discussed multiple times recently, let alone countless times over the history of this thread)
It's like they have multiple offers from major airlines and need to do some research on which one has better rosters etc!

Unless by some miracle you got a US green card and an offer from Delta, just take BA.

I suspect these are all teenagers trying to decide which MPL scheme to drop £100k of their parents money on.

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Old 9th May 2024, 09:16
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A320 headsets

Hi, are you able to use your own headsets on the A320s? Or are there ones already in the aircraft you have to use?
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Old 9th May 2024, 11:53
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Iíve read the threads but still would like to ask - on the SH 320 fleet, roughly how many flying hours per year do you end up with, and how much time sitting between flights in the T5 crew lounge is normal?
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Old 9th May 2024, 12:47
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Originally Posted by topgunaviator
Hi, are you able to use your own headsets on the A320s? Or are there ones already in the aircraft you have to use?
You can use your own (approved types only) or those in the aircraft.
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Old 9th May 2024, 12:50
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Originally Posted by Saabdriver1
how much time sitting between flights in the T5 crew lounge is normal?
T5 crew lounge? Doesn’t exist. Not airside anyway. Sitting around time (usually at a coffee shop) varies considerably depending on what type of trips you do. An hour or two spare time between flights is common.
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Old 9th May 2024, 15:58
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Originally Posted by Doug E Style
T5 crew lounge? Doesnít exist. Not airside anyway. Sitting around time (usually at a coffee shop) varies considerably depending on what type of trips you do. An hour or two spare time between flights is common.
Sounds like a dream!
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Old 11th May 2024, 20:16
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Originally Posted by Doug E Style
You can use your own (approved types only) or those in the aircraft.
out of interest are the new proflights or a20/30 on the approved list?
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Old 12th May 2024, 01:17
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Originally Posted by Awaywiththefairies
out of interest are the new proflights or a20/30 on the approved list?
Proflights yes, A20 no and A30s currently being evaluated.
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Old 12th May 2024, 01:32
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Originally Posted by Doug E Style
You can use your own (approved types only) or those in the aircraft.
Hi, anyone able to confirm what the company issue headset is? If it varies by fleet, am interested in the A320.
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Old 12th May 2024, 08:43
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Are people really factoring in what type of headsets are in use when deciding on their career options?
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Old 12th May 2024, 08:51
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Originally Posted by SAR Bloke
Are people really factoring in what type of headsets are in use when deciding on their career options?
Not an unreasonable question and certainly has no weighting over career options, just curious is all. I have no idea how youíve derived that conclusion from my question.

As someone who has never owned a headset I would like to see what Iíll be potentially using.
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Old 12th May 2024, 10:05
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Good morning guys.

I am currently in the Holding pool for Long Haul.
I was wondering if anyone was offered Long haul recently and how long they had to wait for the verbal offer.

thank you so much!
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Old 12th May 2024, 13:47
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I too have been finding several of the questions on here pretty entertaining of late. People will be asking what the current crew meal options are next. Is it really necessary to know about headsets before you join a company and find out for yourself?
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Old 12th May 2024, 14:27
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These are fair and reasonable questions. Itís a forum for questions and answers. If you donít want to provide a constructive answer or dialogue then donít participate. There are scores of pilots joining - some waiting for calls and others with very little information other than a start date. Naturally, people will gravitate to this thread for some clarification. Surprised to be met with negativity and despondency from some contributors. Though, glad that the vast majority of people have been welcoming and engaging.
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Old 12th May 2024, 15:02
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I think why there is such mirth at headsets being the reason to join a company like BA is that the old hands know it can change the following week if/when a new Tech Manager wants to make a name for him/herself by saving money and binning the present headset and selecting a cheaper Chinese version. Hence, the advice not to select an employer by the headsets or crew meals as it could all change after you join. And then you will be a very unhappy little bunny. Good luck either way.
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Old 12th May 2024, 15:38
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Originally Posted by hunterboy
I think why there is such mirth at headsets being the reason to join a company like BA is that the old hands know it can change the following week if/when a new Tech Manager wants to make a name for him/herself by saving money and binning the present headset and selecting a cheaper Chinese version. Hence, the advice not to select an employer by the headsets or crew meals as it could all change after you join. And then you will be a very unhappy little bunny. Good luck either way.
Hi there, thanks for the added context, makes sense. Though, wasnít expecting my question to be misconstrued so heavily by others. Headsets certainly have no bearing on my decision. I am very privileged to be offered the opportunity to join BA. Just wanted to ask the experts and those with the experience an honest question. Everybody has been new once? I donít know, Iíll just take questions elsewhere. Shame really, a great welcome to the ranksÖ
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